Papa John Definitely Pleased, Possibly Drunk, After Louisville Wins Championship

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 9, 2013

Photo Credit: Bro Bible
Photo Credit: Bro Bible

Go home, Papa John. You're drunk. 

Bro Bible spotted one of the more peculiar and bizarrely refreshing images from Monday night's NCAA championship game between Louisville and Michigan. 

It's John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's, seemingly inebriated in postgame bliss. 

First off, a simple image of a dude hanging with his bros hardly qualifies as evidence that he had one too many domestic brews at the game.

However, seeing as how Schnatter has been far more photogenic while hawking his pizzas, we tend to agree with the likes of Bro Bible, NESN, Complex and many others who make the fairly obvious assumption. 

Even this fan got into the mix with a pizza mandate of sorts. 

The 51-year-old may have graduated from Ball State, but Bro Bible reminds us he has close ties to Louisville, making it clear why the esteemed Mr. Schnatter would look like anyone of us at two in the morning walking out of our favorite watering hole. 

Back in 1998, Louisville opened their stadium as Papa John's Cardinal Stadium after Schnatter donated $5 million for the naming rights, via ESPN

And, of course, the stadium is affectionately referred to as "The Oven," which has more to do with the place delicious pizza pies are created and less to do with sweltering heat. 

It seems like we all look the same when we head to the arena to properly celebrate our team's victory. At least, by the end of the night we do. 

Only, I would imagine Papa John has a bit better seats. 

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